How the heck did we get here?

TD Garden. Friday night. Grudge match. Throwdown. Brawl for all the marbles. Insert extra superlatives here because …

It is Game 7.



Come on people.

Enough of this pucking doom and gloom.

Yes, the Bruins have dropped three straight. Yes, there could be reason for panic at the rink.   



WILMINGTON -- The Bruins had an afternoon practice at Ristuccia Arena on Thursday as they prepare to take on the Flyers in the series-deciding Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night. Boston enters the game having lost three straight and in danger of becoming one of only three teams in the history of North American professional sports to lose a seven-game series after winning the first three games. Captain Zdeno Chara was asked after practice what it would take for the Bruins to escape a notation in the history books.


NESN Bruins analyst Mike Milbury called in to the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning to talk about the Bruins-Flyers series and look at Friday's Game 7. Milbury said it's important to "put this in perspective" and not be shocked that Philadelphia was able to claw back in the series. "It was a surprise to me that it was 3-0," Milbury said. "It was great for Boston, and they were an overtime goal away from taking the thing. But it doesn't surprise me that Philadelphia now has come back to even the series. As in all Game 7s, it's going to be a coin toss.

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NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the B's struggles vs. the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Brickley said the Bruins gave a much better effort Wednesday night in a 2-1 loss that evened the series at 3. "They played pretty hard. I thought they played fairly smart. I think fact that they can't score goals right now is the reason the Flyers were able to come back [in the series]," Brickley said, adding that another key has been Simon Gagne's return to Philadelphia's lineup.

PHILADELPHIA -- Only minutes after losing their third straight in the series to the Flyers, 2-1, many Bruins attempted to put on a brave face as they now face a do-or-die Game 7 at TD Garden on Friday night. 


“Like my buddy once said, ‘Pressure is five kids, no job.’ This is just fun," Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said. "Game 7. Enjoy it. Just drink it in, as they say.”


Michael J. Fox, eat your heart out.



PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Richards scored in the first period and Daniel Briere followed with a second-period tally, while Michael Leighton stopped 31 shots as the Flyers beat the Bruins 2-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night at the Wachovia Center to force a Game 7 at TD Garden in Boston Friday night. 


PHILADELPHIA -- The Bruins are hoping to avoid the pressure of a do-or-die Game 7 back in Boston on Friday night by beating the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at the Wachovia Center. The Bruins now lead the series, 3-2, after dropping the last two games while the Flyers have gained momentum with star Simon Gagne back in the lineup.